150 Profiles: Lisa Attygalle

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Lisa Attygalle Current role in the sector: Director, Engagement at Tamarack Institute Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: Four years. What was your…

The Personal Philanthropy Project: Research Helps Move the Dial on Charitable Giving Attitudes and Behaviours (Part 1)

The Philanthropist will publish this article, which is the second in a series of three about the Personal Philanthropy Project, in two consecutive issues. Part 1 explores the results of the Project’s online survey and Part 2 will present research collected from focus groups across the country. On June 15, the second richest man in…

Le Projet en philanthropie individuelle : La recherche aide à faire avancer les choses relativement aux attitudes et aux comportements en matière de dons de bienfaisance (1re partie)

The Philanthropist publiera en deux numéros consécutifs cet article qui est le deuxième d’une série de trois consacrée au Projet en philanthropie individuelle. La première partie de cet article explore les résultats du sondage en ligne du Projet, tandis que la deuxième partie présentera les données de la recherche recueillies lors de groupes de discussion…

150 Profiles: Markus Stadelmann-Elder

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Markus Stadelmann-Elder Current role in the sector: Communications Director, Maytree Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  15 Can you describe a defining…

New Media And New Voices

Community engagement and development offer youth the opportunity to communicate their desires and have their voices heard. But young Canadians do not participate in community life, for example, political elections, political campaigns, or interest groups, in the same capacity as older Canadians. They are less interested in and have less knowledge of politics (O’Neill, 2007),…

What The Numbers Say: Transparency Among Canadian Charities

Introduction Research commissioned by The Muttart Foundation indicates that Canadians have high expectations regarding the transparency of charities. For example, in three surveys conducted between 2004 and 2008, between 95% and 99% of Canadians said it was either very important or somewhat important for charities to provide information on their impact, programs and services, how…

Letter From The Guest Editor

Imagine Canada, which was founded in 2005, is a national bilingual charitable organization that supports and strengthens charities and nonprofits so they can, in turn, support the Canadians and communities they serve. Over the last two years, as part of an initiative entitled “A National Engagement Strategy,” we have had the privilege of facilitating a…